Publisher Description (unedited publisher data): "Over the past ten years, a new white nationalist movement has gained strength in America, bringing with it the potential to disrupt already fragile race relations. Eschewing violence, this movement seeks to expand its influence mainly through argument and persuasion directed at its target audience of white Americans aggrieved over racial double standards, race-based affirmative action policies, high black-on-white crime rates, and liberal immigration policies. Due to its emphasis on group self-determination, multiculturalism has provided white nationalists with justification for advocating a parallel form of white solidarity. In addition, as Swain illustrates, technological advances such as the Internet have made it easier than ever before for white nationalists to reach a more mainstream audience. Swain's study is intended as a wake-up call to all Americans who cherish the Civil Rights Era vision of an integrated America, a common humanity, and equality before God and the law."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-506) and index
The new white nationalism -- Racial holy war! the beliefs and goals of the more radical racist right -- Demographic change and immigration issues -- Crime and fear of violence -- Affirmative action: past and present -- Framing effects, opinion surveys, and the evidence from focus groups -- A grievance made to order? -- The path from discrimination to reverse discrimination in higher education -- The growing competitiveness of college admissions -- Multiculturalism and racial double standards on campus -- White nationalist recruitment in America -- A search for consensus in college and university admissions -- Can religion promote greater racial and social harmony among America's diverse people? -- Concluding observations and policy recommendations